Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 sector associations representing a broad range of industries across the European Union, has published a new “joint paper” calling for an ambitious long-term industrial strategy for the region.
The US government has temporarily lifted tariffs on a big category of plastic products imported from China, luxury vinyl flooring tiles, apparently agreeing with arguments that tariffs would hurt US consumers more than they'd help domestic manufacturers.
Luxembourg caps and closures specialist United Caps and plastics supplier LyondellBasell have unveiled a range of tethered closure solutions which have been developed in response to tighter EU regulations on single-use plastics.
Three major European plastics associations, European Plastics Converters (EuPC), PlasticsEurope and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) have issued a joint communique opposing the Italian government’s tax proposal of €1000 per tonne of plastic packaging.
European Plastics Convertors (EuPC) has urged European member states to reject a budget proposal by the European Commission which introduces national contributions based on unrecycled plastics packaging for the multiannual financial framework 2021 – 2027.
More than 100 public and private partners covering the entire plastics value chain signed the declaration of the Circular Plastics Alliance in Brussels today to promote voluntary actions to develop a “well-functioning EU market in recycled plastics.”
The trade war between China and the US is creating additional opportunities for exporters of plastics, plastic products and ingredients in both these key markets, as both sides erect protective tariffs against each other.
Kraiburg TPE’s Thermolast M compounds meet the requirements of the guideline for medical grade plastics (MGPs) passed by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in July 2019, the German compounder has announced.
Low collection rates and lack of design for recycling are amongst the reasons behind the low recycling rate of 31% for flexible polyethylene films in Europe, according to Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE).
United States President Donald Trump’s announcement, 10 May, to slap 25% additional tariffs on plastics exports to China could increase opportunities for European plastics exporters, experts have told Plastics News Europe.